Arboretum offers summer nature walks

facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
MilesOrchinikBlueDasher.tif

Blue Dasher by Miles Orchnik

Superior, AZ – Flame Skimmers and Blue Dashers – they’re just as colorful as the names suggest. See these and other dragonflies at Ayer Lake and water features around the scenic gardens at Boyce Thompson Arboretum on the guided walk June 1 at 8:30 a.m. They’re fascinating creatures, with a rich heritage of folklore that varies greatly around the planet. European cultures viewed dragonflies as dangerous – even deadly. Asians and Native Americans see them as signs of good luck and longevity. The truth about dragonflies is more interesting than any fable: they have six legs, but can’t walk; they have incredible vision, but are deaf; they outlasted the dinosaurs and are still going strong today.

BTA summer weekend nature walks continue Sunday, June 2, with a 6:30 a.m. guided bird walk lead by Prescott author/photographer David Moll; there’s a ‘Learn Your Lizards’ walk guided by Kurt and Cindy Radamaker June 8; Plants-of-the-Bible walk June 15; Tree Tour June 16; Geology Walk June 22; and a special tour with Ethno-botanist and Choctaw Tribal Nation member David Morris June 23 teaching the edible and medicinal plants of the Sonoran Desert. Gourd art workshops and photography classes are offered, too; complete details are online.

BTA hours are daily from 6 a.m.-3 p.m.; most nature walks begin at 8 a.m. from the visitor center breezeway, and are included with daily admission of  $9 for adults and $4.50 for ages 5-12 (and, of course, they’re at no charge for BTA annual members!).

See photos and read more about this event and other Arboretum weekend nature walks at  ag.arizona.edu/bta; connect with 4,000 fans at facebook.com/boycethompsonarboretum.

admin (7655 Posts)


facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Hall of Fame set to induct seven new members

    March 3rd, 2015
    by

    There is no doubt that over the course of 80 plus years the Superior Unified School district has educated and graduated some of the finest student.


    Superior Student’s of the Month enjoy lunch with Rotarians

    March 3rd, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun Superior Rotarians gladly sponsor the Superior Student’s of the Month each month with a luncheon at Los Hermanos Restaurant.


    Eight returning starters, experience give Panthers high expectations

    March 3rd, 2015
    by

    Superior Sun Last year, the Superior baseball team finished its season with a record of 11 – 9, including 7 – 7 in section play.


    Final registration dates for T-Ball coming up

    March 3rd, 2015
    by

    The final day to register T-Ball players for the Superior Little League is Friday, March 6, 2015.


  • Stories Just For You

    Valentine’s month ‘Hearts Rock’ photography at the Arboretum

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    February is a special month for lovers, including lovers of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum (BTA). In celebration of this special […]


    Batter up for the 2014 Little League season

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    The Superior Little League Board of directors are gearing up for another community tradition and that is Little League Baseball/Softball. […]


    Need a ride? New service available in Superior

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    Superior – There is a new business in the town of Superior, and it is taking everyone, including the Superior […]


    Superior Police Report

    February 5th, 2014
    by

    According to state law, police may arrest suspected offenders by two methods. The suspect may be physically taken into the […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin